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Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Heritage Award (2017)

Society of Peabody Alumni

Citation for the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Heritage Award

Presented to

Carol Cannon

April 22, 2017

The Heritage Award honors alumni and friends of Johns Hopkins who have contributed outstanding service over an extended period to the progress of the University or the activities of the Alumni Association.

Carol, you graduated from Peabody in 1967 having studied with Alice Gerstl Duschak, and went on to receive a Master of Music from the University of Maryland and a Doctorate from East Texas State University.

Alumni support Peabody in many ways. One critical way is by being a role model, which you have done by making your living as a musician and educator. You have appeared as soloist with the Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, and National Symphony Orchestras; presented lecture recitals at international congresses and world forums; and have been a full-time artist/teacher at East Texas State University as well as a visiting professor at Rice University Shepherd School of Music.

Your busy career makes the fact that you have also been a dedicated volunteer for Peabody and Johns Hopkins for more than 30 years even more impressive.

From 1986 through 1991, you served as the Peabody Alumni Representative in Texas for the Admissions Office. In 1992, you were appointed to the Society of Peabody Alumni Executive Committee and have served continuously since then, including serving as an officer in two different capacities.

Though you graduated from Peabody before it was a division of Johns Hopkins, you embraced the merger and were actively involved in the University’s alumni chapter in Texas, and then served on the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Council from 2004 to 2010.

Despite living in Texas and now South Carolina, you have faithfully come back to Baltimore to help host the annual Student/Alumni holiday parties, attend the annual lunches with student leaders, and of course attend countless meetings.

On top of all of this you have been a regular donor and are establishing an endowed voice scholarship at Peabody.

Carol, for all you have contributed, we are honored to confer upon you the Johns Hopkins University Heritage Award.